Best Golf Betting Sleeper Picks for WGC InvitationalPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
The 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational golf betting event on August 3rd-6th on the South Course of Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio is going to feature a major-like field of players, but there’ll be plenty of sleepers flying under the radar.
Branden ‘Amazing’ Grace (+3550)
The South African has five top 15 finishes in his last seven starts and is coming off his best finish ever at the Open Championship (T6). Grace has finished inside the top 20 in the last two editions of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T17 in 2015 and T10 in 2016. He has missed only one cut this season.
Jason Dufner (+6550)
People who bet on golf who get behind Dufner have to take a bit of a leap of faith. Dufner has missed just four cuts this season, but two of those came back-to-back at the US Open and Scottish Open. On the other hand, he won the Memorial Tournament after missing the cut in the Dean & Deluca Invitational and is coming off his best finish ever at the British Open (T14). Additionally, he had straight top 10 finishes at the WGC-Bridgestone but that was in 2012 and 2013 (7 and T4 respectively). His other two outings in this event resulted uin a T66 in 2014 and a solo 51 in 2016.
Patrick Reed (+6550)
This is another golf betting long shot. He alternates between good and bad streaks. For instance, between missing three straight cuts in April and two straight in July (one of those was the Scottish Open so people who bet on golf could turn a blind eye on it, but the other was the US Open) he had a stretch of eight consecutive tournaments in which he had seven top 10 finishes. Reed did well at the WGC-Bridgestone in 2014 (T4) and 2015 (T15) but had quite the drop-off in 2016 (52).
Zach Johnson (+5500)
Johnson is coming off his third straight top 15 finish in the Open Championship – prior to which he had placed T5 in the John Deere Classic. In addition to that, he has recorded three top 10 finishes at the WGC-Bridgestone – he tied for 6th in 2011, tied for 4th in 2013, and tied for 10th last year. Johnson has made the cut six times in his last seven tourneys.
Charl Schwartzel (+6550)
The South African has had three top-10 finishes in 13 appearances this year, which include a tie for second place at the FedEx St. Jude Classic and a solo 3rd in the Masters Tournament – though he missed the cut in the US Open and finished T62 at the British Open. Schwartzel tied for 4th place and for 7th place in the 2014 and 2016 editions of the Bridgestone Invitational.
Charley Hoffman (golf betting odds unknown)
The Hoff has not missed a cut since the RBC Heritage in April and has three top 10 finishes in his last five starts; a solo 8 in the US Open, a T3 at the Travelers Championship, and was the runner-up in the Canadian Open.